Thursday, June 18, 2015

Cover songs
I knew you were trouble by Taylor swift

Cover by Walk off the earth i knew you were trouble

The original song is more in depth and has a little more emotion to it, each lyrics is more deliberate and meant to be delivered exactly as is. The music, the tone is very similar in how these two songs are proposed. The instrumentals are completely different as the cover is an a Capella with four or five people singing it in the background. It gives the newer song a better feel. The presentation of the song is different as there is a beat boxer and also is presented as more pop like,its a song that i like that changes the original into a masterpiece which has rhythm and great flow. it makes me feel good when i listen because the people are talented the tone in the music is much happier as they are all into it and as i type this i listen because i like it and its attuned to me so i am the audience i guess.
500 word analysis/comparison of topic.

My topic was about addiction and or drugs in general. In music drugs are one of the most sung about topics.Almost every rap song has a reference or a direct line that implies drugs. Such as the song coco, which is about the artists love of cocaine. although this is not really an addiction its more of a brag that he does cocaine, it is still relevant to drugs, because they are everywhere. Drugs can be reference in many ways such as marijuana which is mentioned in so many ways, it gets hard to count.But drugs are very different from addictions, drugs can be done for fun and not have someone addicted while addictions are a necessity and that plays out throughout my song playlist. Starting with my first song It mentions little helpers, pills to keep pain away and help stay focused and awake. These mothers need more and more, eventually just to get throughout the day, and it says throughout the song about certain things that its hard and eventually the mother cant get to the shelter and will die meaning overdose which is key to addiction. This compares to just about all the songs, as each one mentions the same general thing. That one thing is that they cant live without the drug they are addicted to. Even if they are living without it they are incomplete or unhealthy and don't feel right. The song on my list that almost perfectly sums it up is the one song that is not about drugs but is still about addiction.  "Every breathe you take" by the police is an addiction song that is about his addiction to a girl, he is addicted to the love he feels for her, and it says he feels empty without her and that there is basically a void in his body. He mentions stalking her and looking all around for her which is what happens with all these songs. They have lost something (that something being their addiction, drug) and they search and search and feel empty until they have found it. Another huge similarity is the feeling of just dying, the fact that without said drug they feel like death and with the drug they feel like dying still. This is the main point and constant reminder in "i feel like dying" by Lil Wayne. Another reoccurring theme within my theme is the fact that there is always a reason they become addicts usually something stressful or scary or something of the sort. From mamas little helper its the struggles of being a mother, Going through changes its the death of his friend proof,needle and the damage done is because he "lost [his] band" as he says in the song, Every breathe you take its him losing his girlfriend or her not loving him. In under the bridge he has a fight with the band, and last but not least i feel like dying is the odd man out, as he just would get high, there was more than likely an underlying cause, like the fame and the stress to impress but no real issue like that pops up in the song explicitly.  All of the song it very well under this category and connect in some big ways.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

1.Sunday candy by chance the rapper:
2.happy:  pharrel:
3.strawberry fields forever: Beatles:

Sunday candy
In this song by chance the rapper it describes a seemingly happy mood, to me the tone and music to the song is happy along with the lyrics. These describe how he loves his grandmother and his constant reference to church. i think that is a really happy song because the lyrics solicit happiness to me and it all in all is a happy song as he mentions how his grandmother is and how much she loves him and the lord and his brother. It also mentions all the times he should go to church and the eating of the bread.

Monday, June 15, 2015

melancholy song
Stan: eminem:
One last time: dusty drake :
if you're reading this: Tim Mcgraw:


When i listen to this song it is all in all just an upsetting song. It is kind of out there when you listen to it and it might not make all people upset when they listen to it, but when you get down to the meaning it is something that could absolutely happen, a fan who is a little bit out there and is per say in love with the artist, and would do anything. It is just ironic because the writer of the letters is very impatient seeming and doesn't give the artist much time to reply especially with him being so busy all the time. By the end the writer is insane and under the influence and had his girlfriend in the trunk and killed her with her child, it is upsetting, considering that within the next few days that Eminem gets back to him and lets him know he wasn't ignoring him and just busy, so to me that is sad and almost depressing and scary, also i believe he has had something like this happen to him, not exactly but similar.


Thursday, June 11, 2015

1. American Pie
One of the most poetic songs i have ever heard. After reading the  lyrics, the whole song is based off something else and involves a lot of poetic ism in general
2. sympathy for the devil
In this song the imagery is very apparent and has all of the key things for one of the most poetic songs ever. It continues throughout the whole song.
3. Me and bobby McGee
Fantastic song in general with great rhythm. It is very poetic and uses metaphors everywhere and a seeming underlying theme.
4. Maggie Mae
Intense imagery throughout the song. The fact that he describes one thing throughout and he provides good  lyrics throughout makes this one of the best.
5. yellow Submarine
The Beatles what else can you say?  Most likely on acid or LSD when they wrote this song it is all imagery and very out there in general using all of the poetic devices you could want.
6. Hotel California
A bunch of imagery and similes throughout the song, making it one of the best lyrical and poetic songs but also one of the best songs in general.
7. The times they are changin
Its Bob Dylan, nough said.
8. Tenderly
Personification brought to an extreme level in general it is a short song but it is extremely lyric based.
9. killing me softly with his song
 By describing how the love is killing you and going in with extreme imagery another fantastic song which deserves top 10
10. Silent night
Classic winter song also really worth it, i dont k now much about the song but oh well.

Friday, June 5, 2015

"Under The Bridge"

Sometimes I feel
Like I don't have a partner
Sometimes I feel
Like my only friend
Is the city I live in
The city of angels
Lonely as I am
Together we cry

I drive on her streets
'Cause she's my companion
I walk through her hills
'Cause she knows who I am
She sees my good deeds
And she kisses me windy
I never worry
Now that is a lie

I don't ever want to feel
Like I did that day
Take me to the place I love
Take me all the way

It's hard to believe
That there's nobody out there
It's hard to believe
That I'm all alone
At least I have her love
The city she loves me
Lonely as I am
Together we cry

I don't ever want to feel
Like I did that day
Take me to the place I love
Take me all the way

Under the bridge downtown
Is where I drew some blood
Under the bridge downtown
I could not get enough
Under the bridge downtown
Forgot about my love
Under the bridge downtown
I gave my life away 

The red Hot chilli peppers "under the bridge" utilizes personification to effortlessly describe the struggles that he goes through with drugs. Starting off the songwriter sings about  his feeling of loneliness, this will persist throughout the song, but this first stanza implies that he is with someone but he feels like he is not, then he continues by saying his only friend is the city he lives in which is Los Angeles. This is saying that the city supports him, the people in it but they somewhat combine as a single entity and he sees it as the city itself. Then he says they cry together, this could be the rain in the city or the people could be upset because of his addiction, even though it isn't quite said what his addiction is yet it is somewhat learned later.  Some background to this song is that the singer/songwriter is was having problems with some of the other band members of the band so he has a lot of time, and may feel as though he is alone sometimes.  So in the next stanza when he says he walks through the hills and streets he may literally be walking through the streets and hills of  the city because he has so much time alone at this point because of his fight with his band mates. He then says in the chorus he never wants to feel the way he did that day ever again, this alludes to his drug problem and how bad it was and how he never wanted to be that again.   The next line could be taken two ways one being that he wants to be high again he wants to go back to that place again and the second interpretation is that he is talking about the city that he loves and he wants to be back there.  He then says its hard to believe he is alone, which is just a repetition of the first stanza.  The very last stanza is where he says his addiction, when he talks about drawing blood under the bridge, this clearly shows it was heroin. He shows all the signs off addiction in the last four lines where he says he forgets his love and gave his life away, meaning he has spent his whole life on heroin and it has destroyed it, and he regrets it.

Monday, June 1, 2015
"I Feel Like Dying" lil wayne

Only once the drugs are done, that I feel like dying... I feel like dying
Only once the drugs are done, that I feel like dying... I feel like dying
Only once the drugs are done, that I feel like dying... I feel like dying
(I feel like, I feel like, I feel like...)

Yeah, hello...
Get lifted...
Yeah, I get lifted
Yeah, yeah, so get lifted... yup! Haha...

I am sittin' on the clouds, I got smoke comin' from my seat
I can play basketball with the moon, I got the whole world at my feet
Playin' touch football, on marijuana street
Or, in a marijuana field, you are so beneath my cleets
Get high, so high, that I... feel... like... lying
Down in a cigar, roll me up and smoke me 'cause...
(I feel like dying)

Only once the drugs are done, that I feel like dying... I feel like dying
Only once the drugs are done, that I feel like dying... I feel like dying
(I feel like, I feel like, I feel like...)

Swimming laps around a bottle of Louis the Thirteenth
Jumpin' off of a mountain into a sea of Codeine
I'm at the top of the top, but... still I climb
And if I should ever fall, the ground would then turn to wine
Pop, pop, I feel like flying, then I feel like frying, then...
(I feel like dying)

Only once the drugs are done, that I feel like dying... I feel like dying
Only once the drugs are done, that I feel like dying... I feel like dying
(I feel like, I feel like, I feel like...)

I can mingle with the stars, and throw a party on Mars
I am a prisoner, locked up behind Xanax bars
I have just boarded a plane, without a pilot
And violets are blue, roses are red
Daisies are yellow, the flowers are dead
Wish I can give you this feeling... I feel like buying
And if my dealer don't have no more, then...
(I feel like dying)

Only once the drugs are done, that I feel like dying... I feel like dying
Only once the drugs are done, that I feel like dying... I feel like dying 
In "i feel like dying" by Lil Wayne the use of metaphors and personification are a huge factor in the way hes addicted to drugs.  he starts by reflecting on how high he actually is, how intoxicated on marijuana he is. And uses many metaphors to describe it and then proceeds by saying he wants to "lay" down in a cigar" this could also be an addiction and by saying lay down he could be saying he is not high anymore meaning not intoxicated anymore.  He says something to the effect of i want to be smoked and killed, this could be almost completely because he isn't high anymore, saying he is addicted.  Then in the next verse he continues by saying he is swimming around what i assume to be alcohol and he jumps into "a sea of codeine" a pill, and says he is above the mountain and still climbing as if he gets higher and higher and never stops,  and if he were to not be high anymore, he drinks wine whine and could from this actually hit a low point and once again says he wants to die.  The last verse truly demonstrates his addiction, as he says "I am a prisoner, locked up behind Xanax bars," this says that he feels trapped by Xanax again another drug, and he cant get free of the bars as a result.  The last line is the best example, as he says that if his dealer doesn't have any more of what he wants then he wants to die, which is a thing that happens in addiction, longing for drugs and being upset not having them, and that's how Lil Wayne feels, lost, not the same, like dieing. This song is a great example of an addiction although his addiction is very much spread to different drugs rather than just one.

Friday, May 29, 2015
Every breath you take by the police

Every breath you take and every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take, I'll be watching you
Every single day and every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay, I'll be watching you
Oh, can't you see you belong to me
How my poor heart aches with every step you take
Every move you make, every vow you break
Every smile you fake, every claim you stake, I'll be watching you
Since you've gone I've been lost without a trace
I dream at night, I can only see your face
I look around but it's you I can't replace
I feel so cold and I long for your embrace
I keep crying, "Baby, baby, please"
Oh, can't you see you belong to me
How my poor heart aches with every step you take
Every move you make and every vow you break
Every smile you fake, every claim you stake, I'll be watching you
Every move you make, every step you take, I'll be watching you
I'll be watching you
Every breath you take and every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take (I'll be watching you)
Every single day and every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay (I'll be watching you)
Every move you make, every vow you break
Every smile you fake, every claim you stake (I'll be watching you)
Every single day and every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay (I'll be watching you)
Every breath you take and every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take (I'll be watching you)
Every single day and every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay (I'll be watching you)
Every move you make, every vow you break
Every smile you fake, every claim you stake (I'll be watching you)
Every single day and every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay (I'll be watching you)

In the "Every breath you take" by the police, the use of repetitiveness is used as a sort of primary source to describe the happenings of his life. Lacking the apparent poetic-ism of other songs but gets across a very clear point in my view, This is an addiction song yet in a completely different way as he is addicted to a person not a drug but some do say love is the strongest drug so you can be addicted to it. He uses one phrase constantly and how he in some respects seems to actually hate her but also really loves her as he says "every step you take(ill be watching you)" meaning he is almost staking her which is by far an addiction, he cant stay away from her and he has resorted to watching her while she doesn't know, and he also says how he is there almost all of the time with the line "every move you make" saying he is there for every move. Also the fact that he feels pain when he is not with her, he pleads with her to stay, and like a strong drug he is "cold" and "longs for her embrace. Also mentioning that she is something he cant replace, with many drug users once they have taken, to take away the drug it is as though there is something missing just like her being away from him. This is a much different kind of addiction than normal drug addiction but in the end has the same effects as many drugs all the way to the extent (in some cases) to killing ones self or even hurting ones self. He also says his "heart aches" and that she belongs to him, this is also very prevalent to drug addiction as when one is addicted to drugs they believe they have a right to the drug and if they don't have it they are longing for more of it.

Thursday, May 28, 2015
needle and the damage done by Neil young

I caught you knockin'
at my cellar door
I love you, baby,
can I have some more
Ooh, ooh, the damage done.

I hit the city and
I lost my band
I watched the needle
take another man
Gone, gone, the damage done.

I sing the song
because I love the man
I know that some
of you don't understand
to keep from running out.

I've seen the needle
and the damage done
A little part of it in everyone
But every junkie's
like a settin' sun.

In Neil young's "needle and the damage done" The use of imagery is very relevant to his addiction to heroin. He starts off by introducing someone knocking on his door, this is for the purpose of either saying they need money for heroin or they want to do it with him, or in as i found out this could also be the addiction itself a description of the sweetness and greatness of it, because cellar door is the best sounding phrase in the English language, which could translate to the song as what heroin feels like.  Then he mentions how he "lost his band" this could either represent the time in which him and his band broke up or it could be he lost his band, which is a common thing with heroin to pop the vein out when you insert the needle. He goes into the people that he has seen become addicts. Then in the next stanza he goes shows a huge part in how he is addicted, by saying "Milk-blood to keep from running out." this actually means he takes some of his blood because some of the heroin is left over in the blood so it is to keep from running out of heroin, or it could also be to save good blood before he uses the needle. Then the last sentence wraps it up by basically asserting that addicts fade away. This is all in the mold of other songs similar as he has struggles staying away from these drugs. This seems to be the biggest part, obviously, because an addiction means that you have to have and he clearly show this as he describes his constant struggle through the world of an addict. He actually says the damage done, this meaning he knows what it does and what it id to him and how once the damage has been done it cant be undone at least not without time.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
"Going Through Changes"

I'm going through changes
I'm going through changes

Lately I really, feel like I'm rolling for delph like Philly, :allusion
I feel like I'm losing control of myself, I sincerely,
Apologize if all that I sound like is I'm complaining,
But life keeps on complicating, an' I'm debating,
On leaving this world, this evening, even my girls,
Can see I'm grievin', I try and hide it,
But I can't, why do I act like I'm all high and mighty,
When inside, I'm dying, I am finally realizing I need help.
I can't do it by myself, too weak, 2 weeks I've been having ups and downs,
Going through peaks and valleys, dilly dallying,
Around with the idea, of ending the shit right here.
I'm hatin' my reflection, I walk around the house tryin' to fight mirrors,
I can't stand what I look like, yeah, I look fat, but what do I care?
I give a f**k, only thing I fear, is Hailie,
I'm afraid if I close my eyes I might see her,


I lock myself in the bedroom, bathroom, nappin' at noon,
Yeah dad's in a bad mood, he's always snappin' at you.
Marshall what happened at you, you can't stop with these pills,
And you've fallen off with your skills, and your own fans are laughin' at you.
It become a problem you're too pussy to tackle, get up,
Be a man, stand, a real man woulda had this shit handled.
Know you just had your heart ripped out and crushed,
They say Proof just flipped out, homie just swift out and bust,
Nah, it ain't like Doody to do that,
He wouldn't f***in' shoot at, no-body, he fights first,
But dwellin' on it only makes the night worse,
Now I'm poppin Vic's, perks and Methadone pills.
Yeah Em, tight verse, you killed it,
F***in' drug dealers hang around me like "yes man",
And they gon' do whatever I says when, I says it,
It's in their best interest to protect their investment.
And I just lost my f***in' best friend, so f**k it, I guess then...


Don't know what I'm gonna do, but I just keep on going through changes...

My friends can't understand this new me,
That's understandable man, but just think how bananas you'd be,
You'd be an animal too, if you were trapped in this fame and caged in it like a zoo.
And everybody's lookin' at you, what you want me to do,
I'm startin' to live like a recluse and the truth is,
Fame startin' to give me an excuse, to be at a all time low.
I sit alone in my home theatre, watchin' the same damn DVD,
Of the first tour, the last tour, he was still alive.
And it hurt sore, fast forward, sleepin' pills'll make me feel alright.
And if I'm still awake in the middle of the night,
I just take a couple more, yeah you're motherf***in' right,
I ain't slowin' down for no one, I am almost homeward bound.
Almost in a coma, yeah homie come on, dole 'em out
Daddy, don't you die on me, daddy, better hold your ground.
Fuck, don't I know the sound of that voice,
Yeah baby hold me down.


Wake up in the hospital, full of tubes, plus somehow I'm pullin' through.
Swear when I come back I'ma be bulletproof.
I'ma do it just for Proof, I think I should state a few,
Facts, cause I may not get a chance again to say the truth.
Shit it just hit me that what if I would notta made it through?
I think about the things I would have never got to say to you,
I'd never get to make it right, so here's what I came to do.
Hailie this one is for you, Whitney and Alaina too,
I still love your mother, that'll never change,
Think about her every day, we just could never get it together.
Hey, wish there was a better way, for me to say it,
But I swear on everything, I'd do anything for her on any day.
There are just too many things, to explain, when it rains,
Guess it pours, yes it does, wish there wasn't any pain.
But I can't pretend there ain't, I ain't placin' any blame,
I ain't pointin' fingers, heaven knows i've never been a saint.
I know it just feels like we just pissed away our history,
But just today, I looked at your picture, almost if to say,
I miss you self consciously, wish it didn't end this way.
But I just had to get away, don't know why,
I don't know what else to say, I guess I'm.

 In the song "going through changes" by Eminem the heavy use of of imagery and allusion to describe his tough times throughout his addiction. He describes his addiction to pills and how it puts him in all time lows in his life and he begins by saying and repeating that he wanted to die and "leave" and this is an obviously a direct result of of being addicted to drugs. This could also be a huge factor in his addiction to pills, as it is a sad time in his life. The use of pills also seems to have made him not care what people think or see of him, but he hates his reflection as he says in the first paragraph. Then he seems to be afraid of Hailie his first daughter for he doesn't want to have her see him like this.  He also mentions in the song "proof" in the second stanza, and how he "swift out and bust" this is seeming to mean he did something irrational, he proceeds to tell the listener shot at somebody, and he doesn't say right then but proof also died.  He continues by saying he cant think about it and when he does he takes these pills. This leads to the huge addiction he must have. This is because he says at the end that drug dealers hang around and do what he says, this is because he does so many drugs, that to leave would be to loose money, due to the fact he buys so much.  This relates back because drugs seem to have made him not happier like he wants to be but they make him sadder and angrier as opposed to the not depressed state he is looking for. This also leads to him being scared to let his daughters see him and eventual divorce of his wife, which happened earlier in his life.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

theme thing 1

 Mothers little helper by The Rolling stones

What a drag it is getting old
"Kids are different today,"
I hear ev'ry mother say
Mother needs something today to calm her down
And though she's not really ill
There's a little yellow pill
She goes running for the shelter of a mother's little helper
And it helps her on her way, gets her through her busy day
"Things are different today,"
I hear ev'ry mother say
Cooking fresh food for a husband's just a drag
So she buys an instant cake and she burns her frozen steak
And goes running for the shelter of a mother's little helper
And two help her on her way, get her through her busy day
Doctor please, some more of these
Outside the door, she took four more
What a drag it is getting old
"Men just aren't the same today"
I hear ev'ry mother say
They just don't appreciate that you get tired
They're so hard to satisfy, You can tranquilize your mind
So go running for the shelter of a mother's little helper
And four help you through the night, help to minimize your plight
Doctor please, some more of these
Outside the door, she took four more
What a drag it is getting old
"Life's just much too hard today,"
I hear ev'ry mother say
The pusuit of happiness just seems a bore
And if you take more of those, you will get an overdose
No more running for the shelter of a mother's little helper
They just helped you on your way, through your busy dying day

In the Rolling stones song "mothers little helper" the reference of mothers little helper is to Valium, and the use of metaphor and repetition further increases the value of what is said.  The line "running to the shelter of a mothers little helper" is where the metaphor is although this can be thought of in many different ways, i believe it is either a metaphor for the cabinet that the pills are in or it could be personification calling the pills a sort of safe house in which a mother could run and hide in. This would further the idea that this drug is a feel good drug that may cause happiness from the beginning, and get worse as time goes by. This mother in particular starts off talking one of the pills and slowly goes u and begins taking four at a time, this is implied to be a bad thing of course. The way it seems like an addiction is because she will go to the doctor take four pills and then ask for more of them, each time during the day the amount of pills go up, this directly correlates to addiction. Not only that but with the repetition that is present with "they just helped her on her way, through her busy day." and the change in the end to "your dying day" symbolizes that if they take to many they will probably die, and to make it worse they changes it to you, to make it more personal. He also mentions an overdose, this immediately makes it scarier. Also he ends with the you to kind of say that it could happen to anybody even you, or he could be referring to himself as the one who might take them. This is why addiction's bad.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

pink floyd the wall

                                                              Pink Floyd   

In pink Floyd “The Wall” the music video seems to convey the fact that school is meant to be unimaginative and boring. By using imagery to convey the theme of sameness the kids wear masks that don’t have real faces and are all exactly the same, this explains the lyrics “just another brick in the wall.” Also by using imagery pink Floyd seems to suggest that the kids are in some sort of internment camp, something similar to Nazism. This is depicted in the symbols of hallways and large rooms where the children seem to be locked in or kept.  Also in the video it is very relevant as in the first part when the teacher takes away his poems it shows a sort of resistance, this is very much shown in the lyrics and then enhanced and revealed with the poem making. The tone that seems to be in the video and the music itself is very rebellious also as it seems to want to break free of the conformity even though that is all there is in this world of the video, the students don’t really reflect this unless the focal point is only on the boy in the beginning in which case it is very reflective.